As the holiday season draws near, a surprise proposal might be in your plans. If so, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to shopping for an engagement ring. As you are probably aware, choosing and purchasing an engagement ring is an important process. You want the ring you pick to stay on her finger for decades – so this is no small task! Get prepared to find the perfect ring by asking yourself the following three questions.
CAN I REALLY AFFORD THIS?
There is an old saying that the “right” amount to spend on an engagement ring is based on three months’ worth of your salary. This is not great advice for many reasons. Everyone has different salaries, which can play into how much you would be able to save in that time. If you are self-employed or a business owner, salaries are not a helpful measure either. The best way to approach a budget for an engagement ring is to be honest about what you can afford.
IS THIS THE RIGHT STYLE?
One of the biggest questions to consider when shopping for an engagement ring what kind of style are you are looking for. While you might have some hints to follow, you may have to be creative at figuring out what styles will work best. Start by looking into the types of settings, stones and other differentiating factors about each option. An easy way to do that is to look at engagement rings in person to get a better idea. You can also bring a friend or family member along who can provide additional feedback and insight as well. If you’re in Central or Western Massachusetts, or Northern Connecticut, stop by our East Longmeadow location to peruse our wide selection of high quality, non-conflict engagement rings.
WILL I BE ABLE TO MODIFY OR RESIZE THE RING?
If the finality of finding the perfect ring intimidates you, look for an option that is customizable either now or down the line. Consider rings that can easily be resized if need be, or even add on features like switching out or increasing the stone. Ask questions about the ring’s durability and maintenance needs to find out if it matches your expectations and lifestyle. For example, if you are unsure of a ring’s size before putting it on her finger, discuss any potential changes you could make with a professional jeweler. These questions are more on the practical side, but they go a long way to give you confidence and peace about the ring you choose.
WE HAVE THE PERFECT RING
No matter the desired style or preference, Stephen Allen Jewelers has something for you. If you’re in Western Massachusetts, shop our engagement rings in person in our East Longmeadow storefront or call (413) 525-909 to find out more.
35 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
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